Federal law enforcement officials will invoke the public safety exception to the Miranda law
and not offer the suspect the right to remain silent during his
interrogation, ABC News has learned. The exception is invoked in
instances in which the public is at risk of a clear danger.
see also: 7:53 p.m. ET:
Three college-aged individuals were taken
into custody by the FBI late this afternoon in connection with the
manhunt for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Lt. Robert Richard of
the New Bedford Police Department told ABC News. The three people were
taken in for questioning, he said.
[gee, I wonder if they were Mirandized? Nah. Just turn them over to the CIA.]